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Dec. 11, 2020

The One ALL About Home Assistant – HGG472

The One ALL About Home Assistant – HGG472

This one is all about Home Assistant. Mike gives the ins and the outs, the specs and add-ins and all that it takes to get Home Assistant up and running. So regardless of if you are using a Raspberry PI, Unraid or your own home brew,


This one is all about Home Assistant. Mike gives the ins and the outs, the specs and add-ins and all that it takes to get Home Assistant up and running. So regardless of if you are using a Raspberry PI, Unraid or your own home brew, we have you covered! All that and more!



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Home Assistant
Mike’s Setup

* Running as a VM in Unraid
* You can run the Docker that is found in the Unraid App Store but it is the Core version without Hass.io so it is recommended to run it as a VM.
* There are just a few steps to get it running as a VM. Takes about 10 minutes. This video is a great guide (20) How to Install Hassio on your unRaid Server in a VM – YouTube
* Mike is using the following integrations

* Belkin Wemo
* Ecobee
* Google Cast
* HACS – Home Assistant Community Store | HACS
* Meteorologisk
* Mobile App – for family iPhones
* myQ Garage Door
* ONVIF – for compatible security cameras
* Phillips Hue
* Plex
* Roku
* SimpliSafe
* Tp-link


* Mike is using the following Add-ons

* Node-Red
* Samba share
* Visual Studio Code – to easily edit your config files


* A few of Mike’s favorite automations

* When Mike’s phone gets within a certain radius of the house the garage door will open.
* If the garage is open for more than 10 minutes it will send an alert to both iPhones in the house
* Sunrise lights go off and Sunset lights come on
* When the garage opens it turns on the hallway lights by the garage on to 50% and then turns them back off after 10 minutes.


* NFC tags

* Home Assistant now supports NFC tags. You can get 30 for $10 and they setup right through the mobile app. Currently have one in the car to close the gara...